Ari Keinänen

Senior Advisor, Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench

Ari Keinänen is one of our most experienced attorneys specialised in corporate and real estate transactions. His knowledge of domestic and international corporate and business transactions and related financing arrangements, including real estate portfolio transactions, is exceptionally vast.

Ari Keinänen has acted as a legal advisor in numerous demanding mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate transactions. Furthermore, he is experienced in securities transactions, such as public tender offers and squeeze outs.

Ari´s wide-ranging experience allows him to serve our customers in major and complex corporate and real estate transactions.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Turku, 1986
  • Trained at the Bench, 1987
  • Attorney-at-Law, 1992


  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Senior Advisor –, Partner 1992 – 2021
  • Procopé & Hornborg Attorneys Ltd., Associate 1987 – 1992 (in the London office 1990 – 1991)
  • Secretary of the committee preparing Finnish Companies Act, 1992
  • District Court of Tornio, Judge Trainee 1986 – 1987


  • Legal 500 EMEA, Banking and Finance (2023): Ari Keinänen recommended.
  • IFLR1000 (2021): Highly regarded in Capital markets
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Commercial, Corporate and M&A (2019): “Ari Keinänen is recommended for his transactional work.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Capital Markets (2019): Ari Keinänen recommended
  • Legal 500 EMEA (2018): Ari Keinänen recommended in Capital Markets and Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A: “He is described as quick and brilliant with a calm and level-headed approach.
  • Legal 500, Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A: “An experienced practitioner with an excellent reputation.”
  • Chambers Europe, Real Estate: “Ari Keinänen is highly experienced in real estate and corporate transactions, including assisting clients with complex portfolio transactions.”